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Old 11-06-09, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by theflicker View Post
I agree 100%. I think he has some of the most interesting shot compositions these days and I like the way he uses unfocused backgrounds to heighten tension.

Lady In The Water I generally can't stand, although there's a moment or two that still display that skill. In particular, I'm thinking of the scene when Bryce Dallas Howard pops out of the pool to grab the watch the Paul Giamatti leaves on a chair in the foreground. Ultimately, the biggest problem for me with the film (setting all issues of egotism and casting aside) is that the film is about storytelling and it really sucks at it. Instead of an interesting modern fairy tale, or bedtime story as the ads put it, we got a skeleton of a mythology that mostly involved characters explicitly telling us what the rules of this world were. This is a narf. She can do a,b,c and she can't do x,y,z. And then there are scrunts, etc. etc.

The Happening could have been good. Most of my problems with that film seemed to stem from the fact that it was billed as "Shyamalan's first R-rated film!" A couple scenes,
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the mobile phone video of the lion cage and the runaway lawnmower
felt like he was playing around with his rating freedom. His films have always been better at conveying terror and horror by not showing us things and merely hinting at it. I'm reminded now of the chills I got when Mel Gibson and his kids come across the picture in the UFO book with a dead family on the lawn in front of a house that looks similar to theirs.

Anyway, I'm a fan of his work and look forward to what he comes up with next. I'll almost definitely be seeing his Avatar film because my younger brother is quite a fan of the series. I'd love to see an Unbreakable 2.
Sadly, I think the absolute best thing for him might be to go back to basics. Make a movie for absolutely no money and just concentrate on story.
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Old 11-06-09, 06:08 PM
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re: Glass (2019, D: M. Night Shyamalan) S: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, Taylor-Joy

Originally Posted by vedderstapp View Post
Sadly, I think the absolute best thing for him might be to go back to basics. Make a movie for absolutely no money and just concentrate on story.
Agreed. MNS is fantastic with story (I personally think his last couple were just too hard for him to live up to and he failed miserably). But he's even better with the camera. I can only think of a handful of modern big-budget directors that wield a camera with the precision and thoughtfulness that MNS does. I hope for a big comeback for him.

And I think the best way for him to do that is to focus on smaller, no money pictures, that aim to tell a great story without a twist (to break from that stereotype).
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Old 11-08-09, 07:51 AM
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re: Glass (2019, D: M. Night Shyamalan) S: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, Taylor-Joy

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I have to say that regardless of how shitty she may be in The Happening, Zooey Deschanel is awesome and a lovely actress.
Not even staring at Zooey Deschanel could save that film. And that's saying a lot.

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I love reminiscing about how innovative and amazing I was/am. I will often interrupt other people's topics of conversation by blurting out, "God, I am a storytelling genius. Remember when I took so many risks?"
I'm really surprised not many have commented on his fucking ego. God, I'm such a great film maker.. bask in my glory!
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Old 11-08-09, 08:18 AM
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re: Glass (2019, D: M. Night Shyamalan) S: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, Taylor-Joy

Originally Posted by JuryDuty View Post
Agreed. MNS is fantastic with story (I personally think his last couple were just too hard for him to live up to and he failed miserably). But he's even better with the camera. I can only think of a handful of modern big-budget directors that wield a camera with the precision and thoughtfulness that MNS does. I hope for a big comeback for him.
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Old 11-09-09, 07:57 PM
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I'm one of the few who totally enjoyed "Unbreakable" so I'd check it out.
I liked it, but I'm not sure a sequel would work
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Old 11-09-09, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by vedderstapp View Post
Poor old M.Night Shyi'maman.

This is a guy forever tagged with the idea of the "twist" ending since he pulled a Twilight Zone on us all with Sixth Sense. His recent movies are complete dogshit, no doubt about it, but he's one of the few auteurs left working behind a camera.

For the record:

Sixth Sense: A stylish, superior thriller with an excellent ending which holds up remarkably well.
Unbreakable: For my money, his best film and one of the most satisfying, rounded comic-book stories a guy like me (a non-comic book reader) could hope for.
Signs: A really rather brilliant and scary film up until the ending, which was not as bad as made out, but could have been handled a million times better for sure.
The Village: Nowhere near as bad as its made out to be.

and then...

Lady In The Water and The Happening. Oh dear.
I'll agree on the first 3, didn't like the village and the bad taste it left kept me from bothering with the last two
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Old 11-09-09, 09:02 PM
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re: Glass (2019, D: M. Night Shyamalan) S: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, Taylor-Joy

Shyamalan should not be allowed to make a sequel.
If a studio needs to pay him a crazy amount of money for the rights, so be it. Just make sure he never gets to do anything with the Unbreakable characters and story himself.
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Old 11-09-09, 10:04 PM
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As much as I'd love to see another story with the characters, I kinda fear what new challenges our hero would face in a sequel to one where..well...he had a lot of personal stuff to work out on.
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Old 11-10-09, 12:12 AM
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re: Glass (2019, D: M. Night Shyamalan) S: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, Taylor-Joy

Every time this thread gets bumped it gives me hope... then nothing
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Old 02-26-10, 06:49 AM
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Unbreakable 2: Unbreak Harder w/a Vengeance

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Bruce Willis to star in "Unbreakable" sequel?

Fans of M. Night Shyamalan will be happy to hear that a sequel to "Unbreakable" might soon be in the works.

"Unbreakable" was a critical success that garnered the "Sixth Sense" director even more fans when it was released in 2000. Now, 10 years later, the director and cast are rumored to be discussing a sequel.

The original film tells the story of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a security guard who is having problems with his wife (Robin Wright Penn), much to the dismay of their young son, Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark).

While David navigates his emotionally-charged home life, he slowly begins to realize that his physical strength and the skills garnered from being a security guard give him the ability to help others.

Eventually it dawns on David that comic book store owner Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who has been in close contact with his son might have ulterior motives despite his helpful nature.

So what would a second installment entail? Willis and Jackson have hinted that the sequel would focus on more violent conflicts between the superhero and his nemesis, according to MTV.com
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Old 02-26-10, 07:09 AM
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The original is one of my favorites so I'd love to see a sequel.
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Re: Unbreakable 2: Unbreak Harder w/a Vengeance

Not a fan of M. Night Shyamalan by any means, but The Sixth Sense is a good movie. Unbreakable had a lot of potential, but I feel like it just sorta ended without any real conclusion, so I might be in the sequel.
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Old 02-26-10, 07:58 AM
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Re: Unbreakable 2: Unbreak Harder w/a Vengeance

Apart from a small devoted fanbase of vocal internet fans, is there really a demand for this?
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Old 02-26-10, 08:31 AM
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Re: Unbreakable 2: Unbreak Harder w/a Vengeance

Unbreakable is one of my favorite films. I think a lot of what made it unique and great would be lost, or unachievable, in a sequel. I just can't imagine how to do it without it coming off as cheesy or lacking the qualities the first one had.

I once thought I wanted sequels to the Matrix, too. Now I wish I had only the first one.
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Re: Unbreakable 2: Unbreak Harder w/a Vengeance

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Apart from a small devoted fanbase of vocal internet fans, is there really a demand for this?
Sure if it means getting Shymalan back to making good movies.
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Old 02-26-10, 09:34 AM
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I would have loved to see this instead of Lady in the Water or The Happening. After those two, my trust is very worn.
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Old 02-26-10, 09:47 AM
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I'd be in favor of a sequel.
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Old 02-26-10, 10:07 AM
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Shyamalan has been talking about this for ten years -- it's always one of those, "Oh yeah, the film after this one will be ..."

Of course, if Airbender isn't a success, he might not have any other options.
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Old 02-26-10, 11:43 AM
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I thought that the movie was originally conceived as a trilogy?
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Good idea. I mean, it's gotta be better than whatever other crap he's got in mind.

Now, to sit back and watch him fuck it up...
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Unbreakable 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I thought that the movie was originally conceived as a trilogy?
Twas.
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Old 02-26-10, 12:13 PM
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I thought that the movie was originally conceived as a trilogy?
Yeah, in part 2 he has a daughter who's a cheerleader, and she falls in love with a boy who can fly, except he's really her brother.
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The original is one of my favorites so I'd love to see a sequel.
The original is also one of my favorites so I would love to NOT see a sequel.
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Loved the original. As one of the few ideas to come from Night that actually worked as a film, I would love to see a sequel.
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